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☷ City of Franklin Tennessee - City Names First Street after a Fallen Veteran
City of Franklin , state Tennessee ( By Press Release office)
When: Monday , May 23 , 2022 , 10:00 a . m .
Where: Carlisle Lane and Old Charlotte Pike ( near Mack Hatcher see map below )
Speakers: Mayor Ken Moore , Alderman Beverly Burger , Former Alderman Ann Little ( niece of Mr . Alley ) , Roy Alley Jr . , ( son of Mr . Alley ) , more family members will be present .
- The City of Franklin is naming its first local street after a Franklin Veteran on Friday , January 21 , at 10:00 a . m . at Carlisle Lane and Old Charlotte Pike . The street will be named after Roy F . Alley a World War Two veteran and recipient of the purple heart . Alley was born and raised in Franklin . He attended David Lipscomb College and graduated from Vanderbilt University . Alley served in the Armed Forces where he was a bombardier , a crew member of a bomber aircraft responsible for the targeting of aerial bombs . He was assigned to a group on Palawan Island in the Philippines and flew pre - invasion missions over Japanese occupied islands in the South Pacific . Alley , a Second Lieutenant , died in 1945 when his plane was shot down . The VFW Post 4893 in Franklin is named after him .
The Veterans Street Naming project was launched in 2018 to name a neighborhood street after a fallen veteran who has died in combat . The program offers a street with a street sign in a new residential subdivision dedicated in a veteran’s name . The program was introduced to the City by local citizen Steve Arends who came from the city of Chula Vista , California , that has a similar program . Arends contacted his alderman , Beverly Burger who brought it to the attention of City officials .
Families that are interested can submit the information by going to the City of Franklin website at
www . franklintn . gov
. myhero . Applicants can fill out the form or submit their name and a short bio with a photo to
myhero@franklintn . gov
. All names submitted will be reviewed for compliance against the addressing guidelines in the addressing manual .
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